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[mez-ik, mes-, mee-zik, -sik] /ˈmɛz ɪk, ˈmɛs-, ˈmi zɪk, -sɪk/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or adapted to an environment having a balanced supply of moisture.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; mes- + -ic
Related forms
mesically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for mesically

mesic

/ˈmiːzɪk/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or growing in conditions of medium water supply: mesic plants
2.
of or relating to a meson
Derived Forms
mesically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for mesically

mesic

adj.

1926, in ecology sense, from Greek mesos "middle" (see meso-) + -ic. From 1939 in physics (from meson).

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mesically in Science
mesic
  (měz'ĭk, měs'-, mē'zĭk, -sĭk)   
Relating or adapted to a moderately moist habitat. The sugar maple, white ash, and basswood are mesic plants. Compare hydric, xeric.

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